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WOMAN, A GUN AND A NOODLE SHOP (A)

Director : ZHANG YIMOU

Status: Completed

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Synopsis
Short synopsis

Wang is a gloomy, cunning and avaricious noodle shop owner in a desert town in China. His neglected, sharp-tongued wife is involved in a secret affair with Li, one of Wang’semployees. A timid man, Li reluctantly keeps the gun his lover has bought to kill her husband. But Wang is watching their every move. He bribes patrol officer Zhang to murder the illicit couple. It seems like a perfect plan: the affair will come to a cruel, bloody but satisfying end¦ or so he thinks. The equally wicked Zhang has an agenda of his own. As the plot twists, more blood will flow, and ever greater violence will erupt¦

Long synopsis

The film is helmed by ZHANG YIMOU (RED SORGHUM, TO LIVE, HERO, RAISE THE RED LANTERN, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS), one of the most eminent directors of the “Fifth Generation. This black comedy thriller reveals how intense desires can consume humanity, and the savage irony that life never submits to our calculation.

Wang is a gloomy, cunning and avaricious noodle shop owner in a desert town in China. His neglected, sharp-tongued wife is involved in a secret affair with Li, one of Wang’s employees. A timid man, Li reluctantly keeps the gun his lover has bought to kill her husband. But Wang is watching their every move. He bribes patrol officer Zhang to murder the illicit couple. It seems like a perfect plan: the affair will come to a cruel, bloody but satisfying end¦ or so he thinks. But the equally wicked Zhang has an agenda of his own – as the plot twists, more blood will flow, and ever greater violence will erupt¦